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, the newest fiscal fight sparks finger-pointing right out of the gate. president obama says it's up to congress to avoid tough budget cuts, but republicans say, hey. it's the president's fault in the first place. guess what? they all support it. the dumbest blame game in washington. speaking of washington, the town barely reacts to the nbc news exclusive on that justice department memo authorizing the killing of americans believed to be top al qaeda operatives, but there's one democratic senator who is not holding back. and how do we make 2016 better than 2012? find out what the top advisers from the last campaign told me is needed to fix the next campaign before it even gets started. good morning from chicago. it's wednesday, february 6th, 2013. "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a lot of news to get to and by the way the u.s. post office will hold a 10:00 a.m. press conference that they are cutting saturday mail and they will take six months and a question we all have why does it take six months? good-bye fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, hello to the efforts of delay or suspend th
. president obama's state of the union feels more like three speeches at once. a short-term rallying cry, a long-term laundry list and an unusually emotional plea for action to change gun laws. >>> while senator marco rubio's watershed moment for the party came up dry in one way, his punchy primetime pitch did rev up the base. and it stirred up more 2016 talk. >>> also this morning, an exclusive first interview. exit interview of sorts. with now former indiana senator dick lugar since he left the senate on what's wrong with congress, politics and the republican party, and how he thinks it can be fixed. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, february 13, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. reminder, folks, it's february 13th. husbands, boyfriends, you've got one more day to get your act together. let's go to my first reads of the morning. the president's state of the union address ended up arguably as three speeches in one. it started out with a focus on the looming economic and budget crises that washington's about to face. moved on to a laundry list of familiar sound
. >> north korea confirms they conducted a third nuclear test. president obama called it highly provocative and condemns the move. you will hear about it from the president tonight. it's state of the union day. what better place to be. abe lincoln's birthday. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. if you believe that second term domestic agendas have a shelf life of 18 months at most, then president obama's last best chance to lay out aggressive plans. for that reason, don't be surprised if you hear a laundry list of policy asks. also hanging over tonight's speech, the constant gridlock that has been this president's achilles heel. for weeks the president spent much of his time in public talking about gun violence and immigration. as the economy goes, so goes his second term agenda. he will refocus on the top concern. the economy and jobs. as the president prepares to give his speech, the unemployment rate while down from the high in 2009 remains at 7.9%. the gdp report is a reminder of ow fragile the economy is. 36% said they either were very or fairly confident in the presiden
, take it away. you're an oscar winner. >>> woodward and burned. and president obama and his team aggressively tout the tough times ahead if across-the-board cuts are allowed to happen. republicans seize on a veteran washington reporter's recounting of how we got here. >>> with just a few days left on the job, pope benedict moves to allow catholic church leaders to get started faster on picking his successor. powerful politics will drive that big decision. >>> also this morning, a deep dive in understanding the importance of the latest campaign finance case that the supreme court will tackle. it could very well change everything -- again. >>> good monday morning from downtown pennsylvania. it's february, the 25th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." now here's chuck todd. >>> thank you to stacy mitchell and that giant cup of coffee. i want a mug that big. that's how much coffee i need to drink in the morning. keep those videos coming. >>> let's get to my first readers of the morning. there are fewer than 100 hours until the budget act falls on friday. and just two hours from no
obama's road show policy push hits atlanta today and we'll take a deep dive into the options and odds of the president having to fall back on executive actions, because his policies won't go anywhere in congress. >>> and the republican ruckus over karl rove's conservative counter-strategy is reaching a bit of a fever pitch. but is the core of this fight really about the messengers or the message itself? >> good morning from washington and happy valentine's day. it's thursday, february 14th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. it may be valentine's day, but not a lot of love for chuck hagel. next week a nato meeting of defense ministers is scheduled in brussels. but given the way chuck hagel's nomination is going, it's possible the u.s. may not have a new defense secretary there or leon panetta may be forced to go there steed. yesterday, the senate began the odd procedural dance that is required for cloture, the process for ending senate debate. >> nomination, department of defense, charles timothy hagel of nebraska, to b
obama heads to the heartland to rally support for stricter gun laws but are hoping dimming for any significant push beyond more serious background checks? >>> 40 years of service, secretary pa net ta gets ready to urge his career in washington, d.c. he has advice for president obama and weighs in on the morality of modern warfare. >>> snaking on a lane, a little bit. deep dive into the swamps of florida, the senator on how politicians are trying to stop burmese pythons from taking over the state of florida. good morning from washington, it's monday, february 4th, 2013, this is "daily rundown" i'm chuck todd, the lights are on. first read, president obama will take his push for stricter gun laws on the road for the first time. today he heads to minneapolis, just about an hour from now, he's going to visit the minneapolis police department special operations center and talk about what the white house calls a comprehensive set of common sense ideas to reduce gun violence. minneapolis dubbed murderapolis in the '90s has had success in deterring crimes. minnesota is also home to a bipar
, duty that we see on display in our military. >> somewhat awkwardly president obama discovered that that's "not in my backyard" can apply to things like proposal to -- >> nobody who is going to buy a corporate jet is going to not buy it because of a small tax break. >> but you understand these middle class workers say it is because of the threat of this proposal to take away. >> i'm sure that some of these companies who want to keep these tax breaks for their customers, i get that, but that's not the reason that there's going to be an impact in terms of their sales. >> you could tell which states actually have some of these companies that build some of these private planes. president's pressure shows no signs of swaying republicans. both sides are digging in their heels, leading to a game of finger pointing about who loved the sequester more. democrats, they participated yesterday by circulating a 2011 powerpoint that speaker boehner's office had put out at the time. they did that yesterday. he created it when he was trying to sell the deal to his more conservative members. so republican
to the first reads of the morning. you may be breaking off to hear from president obama at the prayer breakfast. let's start with the first read. after years of secrecy, president obama ordered the justice department to release a classified memo detailing the legal justification for killing americans considered terrorists to two congressional committees. they will do so on a classified basis. the disclosure to congress happened on the eve of this afternoon's confirmation hearing for john brennan, the president's choice to be the next director of the cia. press secretary jay carney refused to acknowledge that the memo existed. he prepared for the senate intelligence and he refused to commit saying any decision would require interagent consultation. after nbc commented on the white paper that summarized the legal arguments and hoping to nip any congressional sustained criticism in the bud and delay brennan's confirmation, the president made the decision to have it be shown to members of the congress. he called the senator who has a one-man oversight, biden threatened to pull out the stops to get
on thursday, it was clear that the first major public discussion of the obama administration's drone program would be on the combative end, offering a rare public display of democratic dismay with their president a president's policies. after protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement five times, committee chair dianne feinstein cleared the room leaving it nearly ended as brennan defended the drone program and senators shared their frustrationses. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i've been drug around by every director. >> 11 united states senators asked to see any and all legal opinions, but when i went to read the opinions this morning, it is not clear that that is what was provided. >> do you happen to know the reason why our staff are not permitted when we are permitted? >> having the executive being the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner all in one is very contrary to traditions and the laws of this country. >> for the first time dianne feinstein said publicly that the committee will consider the creation of a special court to oversee evidence agains
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raise the limit only accompanied by equal spending cuts. after agreeing to the cuts, the obama white house can't agree on how to reduce the deficit to raise the debt limit by that much. that's why they came up with the sequester idea. at the root was a fundamental miscalculation. the miscalculation that both sides at the time believe was that there was a majority of republican who is were not going to let the defense cuts hit because that was the one piece of spending that they were for and politically could sell and defend. that turned out to be incorrect. after the election when negotiations over the debt ceiling were happening, the president won and lost the incentive on republican terms. the white house made an incorrect assumption that republicans would save and negotiated a limited deal with the expiring tax cuts. lending the sequester and increasing the debt ceiling later. again, it was a miscalculation. the escape act that saved the day during the fiscal cliff fight is not there right now. here's why. one of the congressional bodies that democrats control, republicans cannot
. president obama's state of the union address is just a week from today and the president is flooding the zone. worried the federal budget could dominate and limit his agenda this year. he's pushing other issues. he's talking guns one day, immigration the next. making sure he's not drawn into a standoff with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for far too long. time to fix it has come. time is of the essence. i believe the border is secure. i believe the border is a safe border. that's not to say that everything is 100%. >> today napolitano will visit
. >> the pressure cooker, president obama tries to turn up the heat on congress again. this time it's because there are just days left before those automatic spending cuts kick in. will a public push help the deal come together or just make everybody dig in their heels? meanwhile, the dynamic debt dee owe the simpson-bowles, they have a revised blueprint for a deal they say will cost $1 trillion more than it would in 2010. they're going to be here later to tell us about it. and will there be a path back to public life for mark sanford? the former governor wants to head back to grease. good morning from new york. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. keep sending in your good morning greetings. we didn't have arable ones for today, but we want to hear from everybody that's watching today. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. with ten days left to prevent $5 billion in automatic spending cuts for the year kicking in, today we're going to get a taste of the president's end game. the white house plans to use that to at least reap political be
. president obama is standing by his embattled nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel, as hagel's former senate republican colleagues put up a major roadblock yesterday in their attempts to not just delay the nomination, but try to kill it. >> the yeas are 58, the nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> and with that senate vote, chuck hagel came up short of a 60-vote filibuster roadblock that senate republicans demanded, delaying what could still be hagel's eventual confirmation vote by at least two weeks. four republicans, mississippi's thad cochran, susan collins, mike johannes, and lisa murkowski voted. president obama was emphatic during a google plus question and answer session. >> my expectation and hope is that chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate, will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> interestingly, some republicans acknowledge yesterday that it's just a matter of time until hagel is confirmed. >> we
obama heads to virginia to warn about the cut consequences. but there are no meetings in washington anywhere in sight. >>> also this morning, the race to replace jesse jackson jr. in congress kicks off with a packed primary in chicago. just how much power will the mayor of new york have in shaping the chicago outcome and where else is he going to weigh in on gun control by dropping big dollars? >>> and a deep dive into the heart of texas. are democrats really on track to turn the rock solid republican region to a slightly more purple shade in the battleground? >>> good morning, i'm athan m manuel it's tuesday, february 26th and you're about to watch "daily rundown" with chuck todd. >> thank you, athan and carolina is my second favorite basketball team in the acc. >>> another day closer to sequester, another day of public posturing and what appeared to be no serious attempts to stop the sequester or even meetings between the white house and congressional republicans to pretend that they might think about stopping the sequester. the only thing different today is the address, that's ne
did it. >> repetition, is it the mother as spending cuts loom? president obama looking for congress to find a deal today. he's talking to tv stations across the country. but does casa even care about these cuts. find out why the market keeps roaring without any sign of any hand ringing this time around. and virginia's 2013 fight between the clintons, the tea party for governor is shockingly close. new numbers show it's even more interesting if a major republican decides to make it an independent three-way race. it's going to be a big deal for 2013 and 2016. don't ignore this. >> good morning from the great state of indiana. >> it's wednesday, february 20th of 2013. >> and this is "the daily rundown." now here's chuck todd. >> thank you, hoosiers. a day after a campaign style event with first responders, the president intensifies his public push to avert the automatic budget cuts that come next friday. he's doing interviews today with eight local tv anchors from around the country. charleston to wichita, cloak city, honolulu. arguing that investment is needed to grow the economy. tho
of progressive values and the push for a transformative next four years, president obama will pivot back to the economy in the state of the union address, and the president will outline initiatives on clean energy, climate change, and the usual laundry list that you would expect in a democratic state of the union and it is focused on strengthening the middle-class and things that he previewed in a pep talk after he left last thursday. >> our economy grows when everybody's getting a fair shot and everybody is getting a fair shake and everybody is playing by the same rules. >> president is also expected to cast second-term agenda items from immigration reform to gun control and climate change in economic terms. white house says that every one of the president's proposals will be paid for and will not add to the deficit, and of course, it is how he pays for it that is going to be the debate point. after his tuesday night speech, president obama hits the road for a three-day tour, and stops in asheville, north carolina, wednesday and atlanta on thursday and chicago on friday. and here's what
went through as tough a primary as i think this party's ever been through, barack obama versus hillary clinton. these are not ideological primers and these -- >> takes longer to heal. >> takes longer to heal. and whether it's the club for growth or whether it's carl's group -- >> i agree with robert on that. these nominees will be chosen on the ground. all right. sara taylor fagen, robert gibbs, thank you both. up next, president obama tees up with tiger. rand paul on whether he's ready to run. and while jessie jackson's troubles grow, the list. candidates to replace him is shrinking. and then there's a big name new yorker set to spend millions miles from home. but in honor of president's day, washington and lincoln are the most common presidential names for places in the united states. which president's name comes in at number three. so washington, lincoln, think lincoln county, all that business. which presidential surname is number three. person to tweet the correct answer gets an on-air shout-out. coming up. we'll be right back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [
, a bit of historic irony today, as president obama dedicates a statue honoring civil rights legend rosa parks and the supreme court hears a challenge to a key piece of the landmark 1965 voting rights act. their decision could change things for many voters in the south. >>> and speaking of cosmic chances, russia's run-in with a meteorite was a surprise shake up for the whole planet, literally. we'll talk to the only physicist in congress about why he says the u.s. isn't ready for the next hit. >> good morning from shoreland narc park in new zealand. it's wednesday, february 27th, 2008. >> it's really tomorrow there. thanks to our good friend, reid wilson for sending us that video all the way from new zealand. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. americans may be sharply divided over the wisdom of the automatic across the board spending cuts that will hit friday, but they agree on this. their patience is wearing thin as washington stumbles into another manufactured budget crisis. as republicans continue to say he's playing politics, the president took his pr campaign to newpo
? when hagel stumbled on iran saying the obama administration supports containment and calling iran an elected legitimate government. >> i've just been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, i meant to say that i obviously -- his position on containment, we don't have a position on containment. >> just to make sure your correction is clear, we do have a position on containment, which is that we do not favor containment. >> yet another example of a democratic senator having to correct chuck hagel. two topics dominated the hearing, one was iran and the other was something that members of the senate almost obsessively could not stop talking about. >> israel. >> of israel. >> israel. >> on israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> israel. >> supporting of israel. >> israel. pro-israel. >> hagel repeatedly proclaimed support for israel, but at times even democrats wanted more reassurance. though hagel did prep sessions in advance, he appeared unprepared for questions that we all knew were coming. he was manhandled by
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